The celebrity world is in mourning following the loss of Luke Perry, who died on Monday morning days after he suffered a massive stroke.
Said his rep in a statement:
Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke.
He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.
The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.
No further details will be released at this time.
His friends, former cast members and others in the celebrity world have taken to social media with their thoughts on the shock death.
"My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry," tweeted Ringwald who played Perry's on-screen love interest on Riverdale. "Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry"
Perry's Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star captioned the above image:
I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here for those you leave behind. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it.
Sheen took to Twitter with the following statement:
your giant heart,
enchanted so many
with brilliant aplomb.
R.I.P good sir.
to have known you
all of these years.
"RIP Luke Perry," The Big Bang Theory actress shared alongside a broken heart emoji.
"Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths," the Whiskey Cavalier actor tweeted. "I’m so sorry to hear of his passing."
The actress shared the above photo alongside three broken heart emojis on Instagram.
"Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all," Riverdale producers said in a statement. "A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke's family during this most difficult time."
"My heart hurts," said Tisdale alongside the above photo via Instagram.
"One of my first jobs was a guest appearance on 90210. My scenes were with Luke. I had a crush on him for so long and getting to work with him was a dream come true. I just remember him being a super humble and really nice guy."
Christine Elise McCarthy
McCarthy captioned the above photo with the following statement via Instagram:
With the heaviest of hearts, I am stunned and devastated to tell you that Luke passed away. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who knew him and the millions who love him.
RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short.
"Luke Perry," the actress shared on Instagram.
"One of the kindest men I had ever met. I did not have the pleasure of really knowing him but we all wanted to. My heart feels so much breaking for his family and friends. 💔 I am sorry. Rest In Peace #lukeperry."
"Dearest Luke- I am so heart broken and at a loss for words," wrote Perry's former co-star on Instagram. "You my friend were a mighty soul and have left your mark. My love and prayers to the family and all who loved you. RIP"
Perry's former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star shared the above photo alongside the following caption:
"I abruptly woke at 4:30am thinking about you Luke & I couldn’t go back to sleep, then 5 hours later I hear you are gone. The tears won’t stop & they never ever will. You were that guy, that forever friend, we always had each others back & I will always remember you this way..."
Perry's Riverdale co-star Marisol Nichols was at a loss for words, saying, "I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later."
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Gellar shared the above image on Instagram with the following caption:
My entire high school experience was shaped by Brenda and Dylan. Now I have to hold my dear friend @theshando hand, while she mourns the loss of #lukeperry This is not how it’s supposed to happen. I hope his family knows many lives he touched. “I chose. I chose you. I want you. I’ve always wanted you” - my favorite quote